Zapatistas Festival of Resistance as Genocidal Assaults continue on Indigenous Peoples

By Brenda Norrell

Photo: Klee Benally, Dineh (Navajo) confronts auctioneer of sacred in Paris

The Eve Auction in Paris continued its cultural genocide with an auction of ceremonial items of Hopi, Pueblo, Navajo, Lakota and other Native Americans today.

The auction in Paris follows the theft of sacred Apache land for copper mining in the US Congress, led by Arizona Sen. John McCain.

The assault on Indigenous Peoples continues around the world, as Native people are being murdered defending their lands from mining companies, invaders and development. In Ecuador, Indigenous leader JosĂ© Isidro Tendetza AntĂșn opposing mining was murdered as he prepared to leave for the Peru Climate Summit. Marinalva Manoel, Guarani spokeswoman from Brazil and defender of the land from cattle ranchers, was stabbed to death in November.

In the US, Sen. John McCain's new mode of genocide is no where more obvious than in the slick theft of Apache sacred lands for the benefit of a foreign corporation for copper mining. Of course, McCain's theft of sacred lands in Arizona is nothing new, nor is the complicity by the corrupt media who are in the saddle with fellow politicians and corporate bedfellows. As the media in the national Indian country news stayed home and plagiarized, the coyotes and snakes were free in the halls of Congress.

With deception and spin, McCain and his team of thieves hid away the theft of Oak Flat, sacred lands of Apache, in the National Defense Authorization Act passed by the Senate on Friday, after being passed by the House. McCain and his fellow thieves in Congress have duped the public once again.

Although the Navajo Nation purchased Dineh ceremonial masks in the Eve auction in Paris today, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, and rescued those, others remained. There were 275 sacred items listed on 110 pages of the Eve catlog, remaining for sale to the highest bidder, despite pressure from the US Ambassador there to halt the auction. Those sacred items range from ceremonial items of the Hupa in California, to the Kiowa and Cheyenne in the Plains, to the Blackfeet in the north, and Mayans in the south, encompassing all of North America.

However, the movement for resistance and hope continues. The Zapatistas struggle for autonomy, dignity and justice is underway at The World Festival for Resistance and Rebellion against Capitalism in Mexico. The rallies in communities lead up to the gathering of the Zapatistas and National Indigenous Congress in Oventic, Chiapas at the end of December. The schedule is in Spanish, English, Italian, French, Dutch and German at Censored News.

More: Eve Auction sells sacred of Hopi, Pueblo, Navajo, Cheyenne, Lakotas, Kiowa, Blackfeet and more, translated into French, Dutch and German:

http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2014/12/paris-auction-selling-hopi-acoma-laguna.html

McCain's New Mode of Genocide: Theft of Apache sacred lands for copper mining: Once again McCain is the darling of the snakes and coyotes 

http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2014/12/mccains-new-mode-of-genocide.html

Photo 2: Apache Tears photo by Sandra Rambler, San Carlos Apache

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About Brenda Norrell

Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.

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Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.